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Join Date: Jun 2012
11-20-2012, 08:19 AM
I have done some PvP on both sides, and I do notice this:
When I queue up for FvK-whether as a Klingon or a Fed, it takes forever for the queue to pop. And when it does, the Klingons typically end up the winners. I am not saying that this is because Klingon ships/equipment are overpowered; far from it.
What I do notice is that many, if not most, of the Feds who queue up for FvK are inexperienced, to say the least. Even if I choose to decloak and stay out of the battle for a while, it doesn't seem to make any difference. I would think that they are fresh from blasting their way through PvE and story, where Klingons are some of the weaker opponents. This, for some reason, carries over to their PvP. They assume that the Klingon players are weak. Then, when they get stomped, few, if any, come back.
I do understand their feelings. Coping with decloaking alpha strikes, which are the mainstay of Klingon initial encounters, requires fast reflexes and, preferably, a good knowledge of defense and counters, which most new players simply do not have. PvE does not develop this ability. Even then, taking a fully buffed alpha from two or more decloaking Klingon ships tears my escort to bits.
Quite simply, it is the difference in communities that is the main reason why FvK queues tend to be somewhat one-sided. I rarely notice good Fedside players joining the FvK queue, but when I do, I celebrate. Honestly, pugstomping isn't fun at all, whichever side you're on.